In 2016, we had a pottery studio built in our garden. It’s a fully functioning studio with two wheels, two electric kilns, and all the tools, brushes and gadgets required to do pottery. We generally use both terracotta and white clays and concentrate on earthenware firings and the use of coloured slips and mostly clear glazes (with some honey glaze, and other coloured glazes).
We also have a range of paint-on, coloured glazes (mostly Botz and “Stroke and Coat” from Mayco) for people who simply like to paint bisque forms and get some fun and interesting results quickly.
The major pieces of equipment we have are;
- 228 litre top loading kiln from Northern Kilns (Chieftan TL228)
- 36 litre top loading kiln from Northern Kilns (Chieftan TL36)
- Shimpo Whisper RK3E Potter’s Wheel
- “Bailey” Potter’s Wheel from Gladstone Engineering
- 50mm Pug Mill (G49E) from Gladstone Engineering
For some more info, see Pottery wheel and studio furniture.
We have a few friends and fellow potters who use our pottery studio on a regular basis. If you’d like to join in, send us an email (using the contact link in the top menu bar) to see if we currently have any capacity.
We find that everyone has particular things they like and a particular way they like to do things. We try to be accommodating and help them fit in as much as possible. As long as we have availability, and what you want to do fits in with how we run our pottery studio, you’re welcome to join us.